Brendan McDonald
State of Belief | Air America Radio |
Sun Aug 20, 2006 21:10


8/20/06 State of Belief | Air America Radio |


State of Belief | Air America Radio |
State of Belief kicks off the election program of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, One Nation - Many Faiths: Vote 2006. Each week until Election Day, ...

by Brendan McDonald on August 18, 2006 - 7:36pm.

It was not a good week for tolerance. Senator George Allen got himself in hot water for his "Macaca" comment directed at a young, Indian-American campaign staffer. But that isolated incident of insensitivity wasn't the only troubling news this week.

There was the alarming poll that that illustrates a high lievel of anti-Islam sentiment among Americans

Or how about the Baltimore-area man who terrorized a local candidate because of his religion?

On this week's show, Welton will explore the reasons behind religious and cultural intolerance within the political arena, with help from Democratic political consultant Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, author of Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South, and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out.

We'll also hear from UCC Minister Robin Meyers, who'll discuss his book, Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future.

Plus, a song that proclaims the good word of Jon Stewart. We'll hear from Dave Sasscer, the man behind


Don't forget, if you're in Portland, Oregon, come join Welton and The Interfaith Alliance at two area events. Check out details here on Tuesday's First Freedom First Forum and the One Nation, Many Faiths: Vote 2006 Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday.


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